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"nbc 10" breaking news. this morning we continue to follow this breaking news. a fire destroyed several row homes overnight. a live look at the scene. we'll have new information about people who have been left homeless by the flames. and rain is the name of the game today weather wise. look at this. "nbc 10" first alert radar. some wet weather for your morning commute and rain during the afternoon commute could be even heavier than what we'll see this morning. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. we didn't get much of it in may. may is over. we start june with downpours and we start with chief meteorologist glenn hurricane schwartz watching the rain for us. glenn? >> some of that rain has been heavy. it will be heavy in the afternoon in parts of the area. heavy tonight, heavy tomorrow. that's why we have a first alert. you can see a lot of clouds around, some of them low clouds along with the rain right now.
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today is a first alert day because we do have a lot of showers and storms that are going to be developing some of them very heavy with some localized flooding occurring. there's a lot of moisture in the atmosphere overall. you can see this one cluster of storms moving through the area right now. it appears to be weakening a bit and conditions in delaware most of delaware, improving quite a bit, except for right near the pennsylvania border where we have a pretty heavy cell near bocassen. it will be moving towards wilmington. philadelphia moving into new jersey and other areas of heavy rain moving towards vineland and hamilton. the greatest threat of any kind of severe weather is the heavy rain itself. the downpours. the localized flooding as a result. not as much lightning and high winds. so for today we have some
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showers and storms. then a lull for perhaps a few hours during the morning hours and then the showers start returning around midday. and by the afternoon rush some areas are really going to be getting some heavy showers and storms. "nbc 10" first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has more on the conditions now. >> yeah, glenn. we are watching the new jersey turnpike. we have two accidents in two separate places one on the northbound side around exit 5 which is west hampton township taking out the left-hand lane. exit 2 in woolrich township. that accident pushed over into the shoulder. now a lot of the roadways are wet this morning and as a result cars are involving some possibly slippery and potentially dangerous conditions. most of the roadways that are seeing most of the problems are the local roads, the smaller side streets as well. right now we're on the white horse pike looking live around
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clemonton road. rain actively coming down there as we speak. slippery conditions there as well. as we head out to west conshohocken dealing with the transformer fire on front street. east and westbound is closed. take the schuylkill expressway to get through. it's 5:33. following breaking news for you out of delaware county where a fire has forced more than a dozen people out of their homes. "nbc 10's" jesse gary is live on scene in chester where he just talked to the fire chief. what did you learn, jesse? >> reporter: tracy, i've learned that the fire went up into the roof and this is a common roof. the fire wall does not extend up. so once it got into the roof line it just went straight across and burned row home after row home. the one on the far right, that was a fire from friday. the fire started in the abandoned row home to the left of that and went on down the block. some of the residents here trying to go inside and collect whatever they can as far as purses and i.d.s, stuff like
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that. things you take for granted. once a fire hits you don't have your i.d. that's a major inconvenience. they're trying to get some of those things out of their homes. the fire department has wrapped up the fire operations and they have all left the scene which is why it's much more quiet, but the investigation into the origin and the cause is still ongoing. we'll have more coming up in the next 30 minutes. live in chester, jesse gary "nbc 10 news." meanwhile overnight in montgomery county a building caught fire in pottstown on north york street. a firefighter was taken to the hospital after being hit by some object while battling the fire. his injuries are not life threatening. they say the building was being reb renovated. no one was inside. 5:34. new from overnight. a patriot act change that just went into effect will impact the government's access to your phone records. at midnight a counter terrorism measure expired that allowed them to collect american's phone
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records in bulk. the senate failed to extend that program and several others after republican rand paul stood in the way. the bulk collection program is likely to be revived in a matter of days but with some changes. from delaware to washington people are mourning the death of beau biden. "nbc 10's" vai sikahema is live in our diej tall operations center with a look at the legacy beau biden leaves behind. vai. >> tracy, beau biden was attorney general. he plant toned to run for governor in 2016. he would have been a formidable candidate. his legacy will live on. he went after corporations that ripped off consumers and worked to protect children from sexual predators. delaware is grieving for the man behind the politics seen as a regular guy who went to church every sunday with his family.
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>> his commitment was unmatched, i think, by anything i've ever seen in life. >> he was so down to earth and he was so decent and he was so genuine, and he was good to everybody. he was respectful to everybody. >> reporter: beau biden died on saturday after a two-year long battle with brain cancer. he was 46 years old. funeral arrangements have not been finalized. of course you can count on "nbc 10" for complete coverage of the passing of beau biden. download our "nbc 10 news" app for any new information and funeral arrangements. biden, by the way, survived by his wife halle, and two children natalie and hunter. i'm vai sikahema "nbc 10." vai, 5:36. julio ig glas see he is -- i'm sorry, enrique iglesias injured on stage. find out what happened when he tried to grab a drone that was part of his performance. this is a live picture from cape may and the marquis de lafayette is one of the areas that hasn't seen much rain but you're going to get your share
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later today, tonight, tomorrow. we'll time it out for you hour by hour coming up.
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now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn hurricane schwartz. >> well, parts of the area got heavy rain and thunderstorms last night, some this morning. more will come this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow that's why we have the first alert out through tomorrow for showers and storms causing some localized flooding. there's a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. we're also getting some fog developing. the clouds have been getting lower and lower in the sky. 70 degrees and raining in philadelphia. the wind out of the south at 9 miles an hour. and it's pretty cool up to the north. 61 in allentown. 62 in trenton but it is near 70 in philadelphia and a little warmer than that in dover, delaware. dover is going to get probably
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into the mid 80s today. and you can see the cluster of storms that we had, the worst of it was in new castle county delaware. certainly dryer air back to the west. look how much delaware has improved especially in new castle county that was getting hit hard. now glassboro is getting hit hard. that's going into lower burlington county. you've had rain move through philadelphia wave after wave. from the pennsylvania turnpike northward there really hasn't been a lot through the last few hours. there is more that is coming in from berks county and northern chester county up montgomery county. that's going to be moving into bucks. hour by hour we're going to be seeing tremendous temperature contrast from north to south across the area. things are quiet for much of the rest of the morning. then it redevelops this afternoon and some of that very heavy. not everybody's going to get it. once again, this wasn't the threat to the south but look how
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much rain that is later today and into tonight. then some of the southern areas get it. so eventually by tomorrow everybody should have at least some periods of heavier rain. just to give you an idea this latest computer model just in -- actually has over 5 inches of rain for parts of the area. it's not necessarily going to be exactly here but it shows the overall potential for this system. so it's definitely something to watch. showers and storms some of them heavy later today. 75 north, 85 to the south. again, big temperature contrast. everybody is cool tomorrow. high of only 67 with more rain threats and then we cool down again on wednesday before we start warming up towards the end of the week. glenn, it's 5:41. glenn just showed us where locally some of those showers have been very heavy.
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see our obscure view here of the city. we just got word that the rain is affecting the blue route now. >> closed in one direction. jessica boyington, which direction and where? >> right now, guys, we're looking live on the blue route. these are our cameras on the west chester pike exit so closed on the northbound side. major delay behind that scene. so it's closed between west chester and saint david. right now take 320. this is closed due to flooding around the the area. southbound lanes remain open. just up ahead the flooding was so severe they had to block off all roadways. take 320 to get by. the traffic is barely moving through the area. we'll take a check on the new jersey turn pikes. one around exit 5 and west townshend. all lanes open on the northbound side around exit 2. that accident pushed over into the shoulder. that's wool rich township as well. route 202, rain falling as well. not a lot of volume. still a 10-minute trip. cars are moving along green. north and southbound from 30 up
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towards the schuylkill expressway no problems. 5:42 right now. another big named politician could toss his hat into the ring today. we'll tell you what senator lindsey graham has today to spell out his ambitions for the white house.
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bank park, south philadelphia. you can see the rain falling on our view here. and many of you seeing showers this morning. some of them very heavy. some of you have seen already three inches of rain this morning. meteorologist glenn hurricane schwartz is back with a look at just how much rain we can see throughout the day. these showers are far from over. now to decision 2016. the pool of republicans running for president could get more crowded today. south carolina senator linds si graham is lindsey graham is expected to throw his hat into the race. he says the world is falling apart. he joins eight other candidates. pennsylvania governor tom wolf could face an uphill battle in the senate. some of wolf's nominations may be challenged. marcus wolf's choice to lead pennsylvania state police is getting resistance from the state troopers' union and
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republicans say brown will not have enough votes to win nomination. also wolf's nomination for secretary of state could be in jeopardy. opponents have blamed pedro cortez for an abortion clinic and john quigley will be up. he's tapped to lead the department of environmental conservation. he's expected to be confirmed. there is a call to stand up against gun violence in philadelphia. a vigil was held for james thuleman. the community of overbrook where he lived came together for a vigil against gun violence yesterday. dozens of people walked to the site of the murder in an effort to help get illegal guns off the street. the group called for an end to straw purchasing that's when someone buys a gun for someone who can't legally buy it themselves. 5:47.
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this weekend marks one week since louis katz died in a plane crash. officials haven't released an official cause of death. he was one of the six people who died. the co-founder of the katz katz dalsey academy. the plane was on its way to atlantic city when it crashed and burst into flames. documents released by investigators point to pilot error. pre-flight checks might not have been done properly. on friday students at the katz dalsey school held a memorial. it's 5:48. 69 degrees now. we have new video now. enrique iglesias injuring his hand at a concert in tijuana, mexico. he grabbed a drone that was being used to get overhead
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camera shots. he apparently put his hands into the blades. he began bleeding. he did get temporary treatment off stage and was taken for later treatment. he continued to perform for 30 minutes after hurting his hand. 5:49. the growing drought crisis in california could pose a major problem for one of the state's biggest crops. almonds are exploding in popularity. california grows 80% of the world's supply. farmer's profits has tripled in the past decade but it takes a gallon of water to produce a single nut. critics say it may be necessary for growers to cut back on their output to help save water. some growers say they're already doing their part to put profits into new irrigation technology that uses less water. a new urban garden will help feed families in need in camden. the garden state discovery museum has helped spearhead this idea. the neighborhood center is at second street and kane avenue. it will have more than 44 kinds
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of fruits vegetables, and herbs. they will host cooking classes, fall festivals and dinners. now your "nbc 10" weather with chief meteorologist glenn hurricane schwartz. >> there have been big downpours over the past few hours. you'll get your share. we'll have a first alert weather day today and tomorrow. the showers and storms some of them heavy, and some localized flooding as a result of that. we do have fog that is developing getting a little worse in the past 30 minutes or so. 70 degrees in philadelphia with the wind south at 9 miles an hour. the main threat for any kind of severe weather in the next 24 hours is the heavy rain rather than lightning or the high winds or the hail or tornadoes. so, again, this is the rain threat, the flooding threat that we're looking at.
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temperatures -- big temperature contrast from north to south right now. it will be even bigger during the afternoon. here's the radar. you can see this big cluster of showers and storms and dryer air back to the west. tremendous improvement here in new castle county delaware. glassboro, new jersey getting hit hard as is gloucester. philadelphia continues to see rain. there's more coming in from the west. you're not quite in the lull yet, but you will get into that this afternoon -- later this morning. now here's the hour by hour. you can see that a lot of the area does not get rained on by the middle of morning. in the afternoon there's more and more yellows and reds. heavier rains and thunderstorms. even some in delaware and extreme south jersey. places that haven't gotten much. look at all of this rain and storms. this is some really heavy stuff. showed you one model that in some places is predicting over 5 inches of rain.
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this one goes more than 2 to 3 inches. gives you an idea that there is a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. there is a lot of potential for some flooding at least localized, not necessarily the entire area. showers and storms a bit heavy. big temperature contrast north to south. it was 92 yesterday. nobody is getting there today. nobody is getting to 80 tomorrow. 67 for the high with more rain on the way and then well we're cool again on wednesday with a chance of showers and then the shower chances continue thursday and friday and then it starts to get warmer and dry. glenn, eight minutes before 6:00 right now. last time we checked flooding was causing a problem on the blue route. let's check in on that. >> "nbc 10's" first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington will tell us how this will impact the morning drive. jessica? >> a few minutes ago the blue route was closed due to some
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flooding on the northbound side. just a few moments ago we had a huge backup just beyond the scene. i'm not completely positive that they've reopened the roadways but you can see the volume has lifted. they are allowing some traffic to get through there. the southbound lanes are doing just fine. you want to avoid some residual areas. just in clays they close roadways you can take route 20 to get through. 422 checking the drive times heading through on the eastbound lanes from 29 towards the schuylkill expressway. rain coming behind this area. just an 8-minute trip. no real delays yet and the westbound lanes doing fine. no delays or problems for septa, new jersey transit or amtrak. we'll check in with the blue route and more drive times. 5:53 now. up next how philadelphia is taking a stand against gun violence in one community. plus nearly a year after that deadly crash on the new
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and that's it for us today as i say good-bye for this last time as moderator of face the nation. >> that's how you do it. signing off in style. bob schieffer, yesterday he said good-bye and he didn't do it alone. as you see there, the 78-year-old chose to share his last signoff with the entire crew who helped get the show on the air. sunday mornings won't be the same without bob. it's been nearly a year since the crash on the new jersey turnpike that left actor tracy morgan seriously injured, killed one of his friends in that limo. this morning he sitsz down with "today" show matt lauer. you can see it exclusively this morning on the "today" show right here on "nbc 10." well some catholics in philadelphia have a message for their church leaders. they believe it's hypocritical to celebrate the pope coming
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here for the world meeting of families when local parishes are being closed. members rallied, lobbied and they want the philadelphia archbishop to review and reverse the closing decisions. they say many are closed without an appeals process. >> but, we were not afforded an opportunity to come up with different ideas. we were just told so many churches had to close and that was it. you had to reach the quote a. >> and they're telling us that they're going to keep holding these rallies throughout the summer. world meeting of families is coming up this summer. a roller coaster of a ride in washington state. the bases were loaded in the bottom of the eighth. looked like mercer island high school would capture the title. the potential game-winning run was negated after a couple of runners, they never made it to base because they were celebrating. the guy makes a winning hit, what should have been a winning hit. they forgot to run to their bases. >> oops.
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>> the good news for those -- yeah, the good news for those players is that the islanders did go on to win the game in extra inning. some teammate belted it out in the 13th inning. >> don't you drill that into player's heads, like don't miss the bases. >> it's kind of important. fundamentals rngts it's like spiking the football before you got to the end zone. >> it's a lesson better learned in high school than it does later in life. finish the job. >> good point. >> you've finished your job. >> for now. >> thanks chris. you're watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news" at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. "nbc 10" first alert weather breaking news. and breaking news morning rain is affecting the morning commute. flooding is causing delays on a stretch of the blue route northbound in delaware county. >> rain has been moving through our area this morning. the first alert weather team has declared a first alert day as we're expecting more heavy rain and storms today.
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it is just about 6:00 a.m. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. you saw what it liked like there. i was driving in at 3:30. pounding coming into pennsylvania. let's get to first alert meteorologist glenn hurricane schwartz. the reason why you issued a first alert day. >> not just for the round of storms that we saw earlier this morning. there are going to be more rounds of storms later today, again tonight, again tomorrow. that's why we have a first alert out for today through tomorrow. very heavy showers and downpours, thunderstorms, localized flooding. there's a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. and a flash flood watch in effect basically starting this afternoon for a good bit of the area. you can see the first cluster of storms that we got today moving through right now. it's not as strong as it was. new castle county delaware was ge


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